Youngjin Kwon is an Assistant Professor in the school of computing at KAIST and a member of Computer Architecture and Systems Lab.

His research interest lies in operating systems, machine learning systems, systems security.

  • Operating systems: File systems and memory systems for emerging memory technologies, new operating system design for smart devices

  • Machine learning systems: Platform for distributed machine learning, Machine learning on the edges, Resource management for machine learning at scale.

  • Systems security: System support for secure services. Kernel race bugs detection

Email: yjkwon at

[google scholar] [dblp] [linkedin]

  • I am always looking for talented graduate students. If you are not a KAIST student, you first apply KAIST CS (korean link, english link)

  • I am also looking for undergraduate students (KAIST students only for now) to have fun research projects. Please feel free to contact me.

Recent publications

  • Rethinking File Mapping for Persistent Memory, FAST 2021

  • Assise: Performance and Availablity via NVM Colocation in a Distributed File System, OSDI 2020

  • How Persistent is your Persistent Memory Application?, OSDI 2020

  • Unbounded Hardware Transactional Memory for a Hybrid DRAM/NVM Memory System, MICRO 2020

  • Libnvmmio: Reconstructing Software IO Path with Failure-Atomic Memory-Mapped Interface, USENIX ATC 2020

  • Nested Enclave: Supporting Fine-grained Hierarchical Isolation with SGX, ISCA 2020

  • Perforated Page: Supporting Fragmented Memory Allocation for Large Pages, ISCA 2020

Professional services

  • Program committee

    • USENIX Annual Technical Conference (ATC): 2020, 2021

    • ACM Asia-Pacific Workshop on Systems (APSys): 2019, 2020

    • ACM Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems (ASPLOS): 2019 (external)

    • International Conference on Massive Storage Systems and Technology (MSST): 2019, 2020

    • Virtual Execution Environments (VEE): 2019

    • ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing (SOCC): 2018

  • Guest editor

    • ACM Transactions on Storage

    • ACM Transactions on Computer Systems

  • Organizing committee

    • Student Volunteer Chair, Mobisys 2019